The Eagle

The more you overcome, the more capable you are to set out upon ambitious journeys. The Eagle programme will help you prepare you not just for our mountain expeditions, but help you relish the challenges in the world beyond.

Overview

Those attending The Eagle programme are setting off upon journeys of their own, hungry for new horizons and an independence which will help shape them as young adults. Each week of our Summer School is designed to give them expert guidance, while encouraging them to wholeheartedly engage with exciting new experiences - whether that is physically on our mountain during challenging expeditions, or academically in the classroom.

The Eagle is aimed toward teenagers who are hungry to experience more challenging subject matter, to get to grips with ideas that go beyond the fundamental and really delve into fascinating opportunities for discovery. As such, we have developed a range of courses which reflect The Eagle students’ readiness for more complex ideas, featuring a structure that places emphasis upon both individual achievement and the development of greater teamwork skills. Each academic option is led by experienced teachers, who regularly audit their curriculum to ensure students receive the most effective and most relevant educational experience available.

"The Eagle" Course Offerings
Interactive English Course
Interactive English Course

At Aiglon, the primary language is English, and as a result students receive a high degree of exposure to the language during their day-to-day interactions. We know from decades of experience that combining recreational activities with interactive learning methods results in students receiving an effective and enjoyable linguistic education.

Our Interactive English course - available for students of beginner, intermediate, and advanced abilities - provides the opportunity to gain a greater practical and theoretical insight into this valuable language.

Through interactive games and collaborative classroom activities, students will develop their skills on the path to becoming confident and competent English language communicators. Our passionate educators have crafted a curriculum which embraces project-led methods for engaging students with the tools they need to take their language learning to the next level.

Course Details
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options.
  • Courses are for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
Interactive French Course
Interactive French Course

Our campus is housed in the Swiss Alpine environment, and as such the mother tongue of our host country is French. Our courses place great emphasis upon incorporating interactive approaches to learning a language, and students will discover opportunities to explore the surrounding regions, utilising the skills learnt with our passionate teachers.

As part of the Summer School activities schedule, we hold a French social evening, during which all students learning French come together for an additional opportunity to practice their improved skill set with fellow summer Aiglonians and Francophone staff. We fully embrace the concept that enjoyable educational exercises, supported by interactive activities and new experiences are an excellent method for students to absorb their new language.

Course Details
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options.
  • Courses are for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
Leadership Challenge Course
Leadership Challenge Course

Aiglon has the perfect setting for a leadership course, using the school campus and the surrounding mountain environment. This course teaches the key elements of leadership, and includes some classroom theoretical learning which will then be taken and practiced outdoors.

The course has a varied structure with practical activities including camp craft and survival skills, body language and public speaking, team challenges, map reading and orienteering.

The Summer School overnight expedition is an excellent way for students to put into practice some of the skills they have learnt during the course.

Course Details
  • This course is recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
  • Starting 25 June or 09 July, a 2 week course
Multi Sports Course
Tennis, Golf and Team Sports Course

At Aiglon, we are fortunate to spend each day surrounded by the incredible vistas provided by our Alpine environment. Switzerland continues to offer opportunities to be inspired, and avenues for exploration.

This morning course will focus on teaching students tennis, golf and team sports in a group lesson environment. During the course students will also explore the local community and experience the varied mountain geography.

Course Details
  • The courses will run as group lessons.
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options.
Activities & Expeditions

Afternoons and evenings are dedicated to activities supported by Aiglon’s holistic framework, taking advantage of our awe-inspiring Alpine environment. The activities for the Eagle programme are tailored to enrich the 13 - 16 year old age group, giving them an exciting environment to engage with, as well as make a diverse range of new friends from attendees hailing from more than 30 countries. Each student on the Eagle programme takes part in an overnight hiking expedition to develop outdoor skills, and enjoy time in the mountains.

Students attending The Eagle are embarking upon important journeys of their own - this is a transitional time in their lives, and our programme will help to provide them with experiences that will empower them confront changes with a sense of confidence and a spirit of discovery.

Non-Residential Programme for Classic and Eagle Students

For our 2022 season, we have a non-residential programme for students ages 8-16 who wish to experience Aiglon as day students. Staff leaders meet students each morning on campus at 8:30am and guide them toward a day with new opportunities and a full schedule until they are collected at 5:00pm.

The non-residential programme includes the morning course programme, and after lunch students join the afternoon activities. Students taking the non residential programme for 2 weeks or more will also experience an excursion day and the expedition campsite daytime programme.

"The Eagle" Dates & Fees

FOUR WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 11,600

  • 25 June - 22 July 2022

THREE WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 9,000

  • 25 June - 15 July 2022

TWO WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 6,600

  • 25 June - 08 July 2022
  • 09 July - 22 July 2022

ONE WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 3,300

  • 25 June - 01 July 2022
  • 02 July - 08 July 2022
  • 09 July - 15 July 2022
  • 16 July - 22 July 2022

All fees include CHF 100 per week pocket money, which is given to students by their houseparent.

Non Residential (daytime only) Dates & Fees

1 WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 1,500

It is possible to join us for multiple weeks, starting Sunday each week until Friday. Please note that non-residential fees do not include pocket money.

  • 26 June - 01 July 2022
  • 03 July - 08 July 2022
  • 10 July - 15 July 2022
  • 17 July - 22 July 2022

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

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+41 24 496 61 61

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Avenue Centrale 61
1885 Chesières

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Les Collonges 4
1885 Chesières

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